Team Leader

Paid Position

Support Raising Required

Employment Dates: May 22nd - Aug 11th, 2020

Position Description:

As Team Leader you will have the opportunity to lead a team of 8-10 Summer Staff members and  oversee nine weeks of mission trips. You will be the contact point and support for team members- encouraging them and challenging them to grow daily through your leadership. In addition to the on-site leadership, you will be responsible for working with youth leaders prior to their arrival on site. You will also have the opportunity to build and develop relationships with community members. A Team Leader’s ultimate responsibility is to ensure the trip runs smoothly and each church has the best week possible.

Pre-Summer Responsibilities:

  • Online Team Leader Training- April 17th - 18th, 2020
  • Mandatory Team Leader Training in Madison, WI – May 22 - 24, 2020

Summer Responsibilities:

  • Oversee all aspects of the weekly mission trips
  • Maintain contact with youth leaders prior to their trip
  • Practice clear communication with Summer Staff team, youth leaders, and community members
  • Lead and empower teammates in their roles through servant leadership
  • Facilitate a Christ-centered team culture
  • Work with youth leaders to create crew assignments
  • Execute excellent customer service with youth leaders
  • Manage and maintain a budget with integrity
  • Submit weekly expense reports
  • Build and maintain healthy relationships with community members and church partners
  • Lead and participate alongside students at work projects daily
  • Participate in daily devos and nightly worship


  • Must be a believer in Jesus Christ and hold to Next Step's statement of faith
  • Previous mission experience
  • Previous leadership experience
  • Previous Next Step experience preferred but not required
  • Strong leadership, organizational and time-management skills
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